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Virginia 10, China 6, America 5, Obama 3, Bain 3, Barack Obama 3, Mitt Romney 3, Beth Parker 2, West Virginia 2, Pakistan 2, Minnesota 2, Bumps 1, Levelness 1, Maryland 1, Abuluzam 1, Annan 1, Anna Coinman 1, Usda 1, Baltimore Ravens 1, Ravens 1,
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    October 5, 2012
    6:00 - 6:30pm EDT  

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unemployment numbers dropping and -- for wednesday's debate. if for president obama, it was a much needed shot in the arm. >> this morning, we found out the unemployment rate fell to its lowest levelness is i took office. >> reporter: -- level since i took office. >> reporter: the president held up the new 7.8% unemployment rate as proof that his policies are working. >> and today's news is not an excuse to talk down the economy to score political points but a reminder the country has come too far to turn back now. >> reporter: across the state, mitt romney casts doubt on the numbers. >> the truth is if the same share of people were participating in the workforce today, on the day that the president got elected, our unemployment rate would be
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around 11% and that is the real reality of what is happening out there. >> reporter: the president's fairfax speech had been aimed at the women issues. >> and i don't think a working mom in arlington should wait to get a mammogram because money is tight. i don't think a college studentsho should have to choose between text books or the preventive care show needs. >> reporter: supporters of the president said this speech was a return to form for a president who they admit was off his game in the first debate. >> i recognize that. i don't know why that was. all i do know is that that is the attitude he needs to bring to the next debate. >> clear -- >> clearly, both of the presidential campaigns covet virginia. this is president obama's 17th trip to the state just this year and mitt romney was in the state yesterday and will return on monday. >> i love you, too, guys. >> reporter: the romney campaign said wednesday's debate has been a big boost to their efforts in virginia.
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>> obviously, people saw the great debate performance. people are fired up as ever. we're having more volunteers stream into the office. >> reporter: but still, most major polls have president obama ahead in virginia and heading from fairfax to ohio and is expected he will be back several times before the election. next week is shaping up to be a busy one in virginia and the white house announced -- and mitt romney is slated to deliver a major foreign policy address at the virginia military snout. >> a federal judge said the transit system must allow and to equate muslim radicals with savages. they sued for the right to display the ads and they up in subway stations and must be displayed here no later than
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5:00 p.m. on monday and we spoke to the attorney for the blogger who sued to put up the ad and he joined us by phone earlier tonight. >> in a civil society, if you object to speech, the response is not to engage in violence but more speech and we held the protection of the first amendment in the united states and the judge upheld that in a ruling today and that is the correct way to go. >> metro spokesman said that the metro will comply with the order and the ads will go up this weekend. more turbulence for american airlines. it's pulling 48 of the 757s to make repairs. after several seats came loose mid-air on three different flights and three different days. fifty flights were cancelled, 34 today and anna coinman tells us that the issue is having an impact across the country. >> reporter: multiple mid-air scares prompting the quick fix. the airline making headlines
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last week after seats pop loose on three different planes. american said this is the problem, the seat plunger mechanism and if the locking pin doesn't reset, the seats can come loose. american is adding an experimental saaa device under the mechanisms. more than 1,000 of them. >> we quickly came for the additional locking mechanism and adding another level of redundancy to make sure they're in place. >> reporter: american pulling 48757s to make repairs on them. the planes singled out because they have two locking mechanisms instead of four like the rest of the fleet. repairs causing temporary headaches for thousands of passengers across the country. the airline said the safety of the passengers and crew is the top priority. >> and the additional redundancy will add another level of security.
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>> reporter: american said that all of the planes should be back in service by saturday. in new york, anna coinman, fox news. antiwar actives -- activists are flying to pakistan to join the don protest. they ignoring the risks and joining the two-day march into pakistan's tribal belt. the march starts tomorrow in islamabad and ends in a town southwest of couragey stan and the region that is a major focus for drone strikes. >> down the middle, touchdown. >> that is the wrong video. the group's concerned that militants may target the weekend event. new developments in the shooting of a border patrol agent. the fbi said the incident may have been friendly fire and they investigating whether the two agents involved opened fire after handling each was shot at. it happened on tuesday. the agent was shot and killed. another agent shot and
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survived. the third agent was not injured attempt. there will be no more trials for the man known as the serial stabber. two remaining murder cases and six attempts, this is not the right video either. he will be suspended. the prosecutors say additional trials will cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. in 2010, abuluzam stabbed 14 people in michigan killing five of them and is accused of stabbing three people in leesburg, virginia, and another in ohio. last spring, he was sentenced to life in prison without parole. the only survivor of a deadly car crash was found guilty of being in a stolen vehicle. the no one-year-old was nvicted of unauthorized use of the vehicle and other charges. richardson was one of four inside the stolen vehicle when it crashed in march. the other three died in the fiery crash. and he's to be sentenced december 12th. ahead, two until teammates are vocal on same-sex marriage.
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>> and you see this? this is a five-gallon bucket of stink bugs haven't you glad this is not your place? the home owner's not too happy. >> and that would be pretty disgusting there. hi, i'm sue palka. the weather today in d.c., just award-winging. the temperatures are comfortable in the low 80s and humidity nice and low. we have a lot of changes to make for the weekend. i'll have the details coming up. lindsay, what is going on in sports? >> the nationals not know what time they play but not who. the orioles had the biggest game of the season tonight. and time to reclaim homefield advantage. next. brian. >> and if you have a story idea, call that number. and send annan e-mail to www.fox5tips@wttg.com. 
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i'm barack obama, and i approve this message.  these appliances could have been made here in america. but a company called global tech maximized profits by paying its workers next to nothing... under sweatshop conditions in china. when mitt romney led bain, they saw global tech as a good investment... even knowing that the firm promoted its practice of exploiting... low-wage labor to its investors. mitt romney - tough on china? since when?
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. there is another
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controversial antiobama protest and same deal. the similar protests happened in centreville, virginia. in reference to clint east woods' speech. along the busy highway and many believe it's sending the wrong message. the couple will not apologize for their freedom of speech. >> it's not racist i think people need to grow up and be american. they need to integrate in this society and be americans, you know, read the constitution, understandow hard it was. >> they don't plan to take the display down any time soon. the gay marriage fight goes viral in maryland and a psa from an nfl player. >> i'm ravens center matt burk. marriage is not easy. marriage is and should remain between a man and a woman ravens center declared his position coming after he wrote an editorial in the minnesota
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star tribune. the response comes one month after his teammate voiced his support for gay merge. >> a linebacker for the baltimore ravens. i believe we should be doing everything we can to make maryland families stronger, which is why i support marriage for gay and lesbian couples who want to make a lifetime commitment to each other. >> he defended burk's right to stand against gay marriage and said they get along just fine. this month, the mayor will join a fund raiser to support same- sex marriage. the transit agency not up to speed. nearly a quarter of metro's platforms don't have bumpy tiles. the plan is to install more bumps at 10 stations by 2015 and admits for now, 11 stations
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for funding. and metro's giving a new look for the rail car. the seats are designed differently and there is some more standing room and some now since. it will replace the oldest car in the fleet. the rail car is expected to be unveiled next week. coming up on the news edge, stink bug invasion. where a virginia man is being held hostage by hundreds of creepy insects. and two people are becoming walking ads and came up with the company buy my face. they call their faces at the campus for companies to advertis. and business is going well. they still need to pay off their nearly $80,000 of student debt. debt. i'm barack obama, and i approve this message. these appliances could have been made here in america. but a company called global tech maximized profits by paying its workers next to nothing...
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under sweatshop conditions in china. when mitt romney led bain, they saw global tech as a good investment... even knowing that the firm promoted its practice of exploiting... low-wage labor to its investors. mitt romney - tough on china? since when? according to an independent, non-partisan study, barack obama and the liberals will raise taxes on the middle class by $4,000.
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the same organization says the plan from mitt romney and common sense conservatives is "not a tax hike on the middle class." want proof? read the non-partisan study for yourself at american.com. obama and his liberal allies? we can't afford four more years. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. we can't afford four more years. i"i'm not in favor of a a$5 trillion tax cut. that's not my plan." mitchell: "the nonpartisan tax policy center concluded that mitt romney's tax plan would cost $4.8 trillion over 10 years." vo: why won't romney level with us about his tax plan, which gives the wealthy huge new tax breaks? because according to experts, he'd have to raise taxes on the middle class - or increase the deficit to pay for it. if we can't trust him here... how could we ever trust him here?
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. they're back. the pesky stink bugs. the government said that they have returned in a big quay. many more than last year. you don't have to tell that to the people near linden, virginia. that is where beth parker has paid a visit today. >> stink bug heaven. >> reporter: you can s.w.a.t. them or sweep them. you can't get away. >> there's millions of them. it's the worst thing i have seen in my life. >> reporter: not what he had in mind when he retired and moved to the country. hosted to be closer to nature and nature's too close. >> it's like bug stew. >> can you take some home for dinner if you want. [ laughter ] >> reporter: no, thanks. >> seriously, he would love to get rid of them. their real name is the brown marmarated stink bug and he calls them? >> yucky. terage. >> reporter: he live -- teage. >> reporter: he lives at the top of the mountain. >> everyone here has the same problem. >> and is this the talk of the
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town? >> yeah. uh-huh. >> and so bad some days he has to change his clothes in the garage. >> and when i go in, i have to take my clothes off. i am covered. >> reporter: like they're conspiring against him. >> and why did you block the door? >> to keep the bugs from coming in. >> and it's taken over your life. >> they have. >> reporter: he is not doing much grilling those days. here on the other side of the patio, he can't sit outside and this this is what happened. he can't do anything without a stink bug landing on you. he found a spray, he said, kills about 20% of what he hits. >> what do you think would happen if you didn't spray? >> it's hard telling. probably tear the house away.
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>> reporter: he's done a good job of keeping him out of the house and checking every room each night. >> what do you think of this? >> i think someone should do something about it. the government or the state or somebody. it's, you know, you can't lylike this 68 . >> reporter: -- >> the usda is searching for solutions in the meantime. >> i hope he can't read. [ laughter ] >> reporter: in fauquier county, virginia, beth parker, fox 5 news. and a spectacular day. >> yeah, the heat is just what the stink bugs ordered, ohmsure we have some colder air and another warm one coming and this is delightful as we look live outside. the temperature is 79 degrees and the nice thing, the humidity dropped and this is a real, real nice day. our temperatures are getting into the low 80sthis afternoon. and it will be a comfortable evening. check out the temperatures
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around the region and the headlines, not only will this be a gorgeous friday evening, i don't think that saturday looks bad. you will night breeze by tomorrow night and if you have plans, take a jacket and that might be gusty out of the northwest. right now, we're describing it as cold and rainy and that is looks like the rain will get going early in the morning and should be off and on most of the day, too. we'll have the redskins forecast in a moment. 79 here in the district, most other places are in the 70s and with nice, low humidity and bright skies. we don't have to look too far away and d.c. with 79, chicago 50. and that will swing through
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during the day tomorrow and a lot of cold air and that is some snow a rough three to five inches in minnesota and some spots over a foot of snow and some into denver. denver was about 87 a couple of days ago and here come the rain showers with the frontal boundary and don't get here until the afternoon and not as heavy as what we're seeing through the ohio valley and we're going to call for late- day showers tomorrow and still descent and the morning hours are nice at 76 degrees in the afternoon. we drop to the night into the 50s and we don't recover on sunday. i think our temperature on sunday might start around 54 degrees and drop into the afternoon so that we're near 50 or even getting cooler as the weakway of low pressure develops on the frontal boundary that will be passing us. a chilly day, raw day with some
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showers. our game, readskins game with the falcons sunday
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i'm barack obama, and i approve this message. "i'm not in favor of a $5 trillion tax cut. that's not my plan." mitchell: "the nonpartisan tax policy center concluded that mitt romney's tax plan would cost $4.8 trillion over 10 years." vo: why won't romney level with us about his tax plan, which gives the wealthy huge new tax breaks? because according to experts, he'd have to raise taxes on the middle class
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- or increase the deficit to pay for it. if we can't trust him here... how could we ever trust him here? dit's just that simple, i mean,y needit's a no brainer.and. anncr: every year marylanders spend five hundred and fifty... million at casinos in west virginia, delaware... and pennsylvania. one west virginia paper calls it a "cash cow" for them. but its cost maryland over one billion dollars. money that could have created good jobs and... better schools for us. question seven keeps maryland money in maryland. david smallwood: question seven, i think it will be a... good thing for the state of maryland. according to an independent, non-partisan study, barack obama and the liberals will raise taxes on the middle class by $4,000. the same organization says the plan from mitt romney and common sense conservatives is "not a tax hike on the middle class." want proof? read the non-partisan study for yourself at american.com.
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obama and his liberal allies? we can't afford four more years. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. [ female announcer ] he says... president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. [ female announcer ] but this is what the budget plan mitt romney supports actually does. more huge tax breaks skewed to the wealthy. while cutting nearly eight hundred billion from medicaid... even though middle-class families rely on medicaid to help loved ones cover nursing-home care. and it helps parents support children with disabilities. if mitt romney really "cares," wouldn't we see it in his priorities?
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who move our country forward, work hard, raise families, and keep america strong. but mitt romney's budget plan will hurt the middle class, raising taxes on the average family by up to $2,000, while giving a tax break of $250,000 to multimillionaires.
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doesn't mitt romney understand we can't rebuild america by tearing down the middle class. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. according to an independent, non-partisan study, barack obama and the liberals will raise taxes on the middle class by $4,000. the same organization says the plan from mitt romney and common sense conservatives is "not a tax hike on the middle class." want proof? read the non-partisan study for yourself at american.com. obama and his liberal allies? we can't afford four more years. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. we can't afford four more years. these e appliances could have bn made here in america. but a company called global tech maximized profits by paying its workers next to nothing... under sweatshop conditions in china. when mitt romney led bain, they saw global tech as a good investment...
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even knowing that the firm promoted its practice of exploiting... low-wage labor to its investors. mitt romney - tough on china? since when?